It has been that way for countless generations. It is a natural part of the aging and learning cycle of life.
As the old saying goes. If you are not a liberal when you are young, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative when you are old, you have no
People in the sub 30 mark have usually lived most of their life relatively sheltered. If they have children, they are most likely young. They have a
good job made possible by the education that their parents bought them. They do not understand the harsh realities of the world. They see all these
people that are suffering and they can’t comprehend that it is a part of life. They say to themselves that there is plenty, all we need to do is
share it. So they try to make sense of it by saying to themselves that someone else must be at fault. It’s called a coping mechanism. It’s helps
them deny reality because they can’t deal with it.
When they grow older, and get hit in the gut by life a few times. When they have to pick themselves off the floor by their own two hands. When the see
their children make stupid decisions and one or so of them kill themselves doing something stupid. When someone close to them is killed senselessly by
a drug crazed maniac wanting money for another hit. When they see their friends passing away one by one. When they start feeling out of place in their
own home. When all of life’s harsh realities come crashing down on you. That is when your political and world views change.
The ones that hang around on this board are mostly the former. People that are so full of themselves, and their righteousness, that they can’t see
I know that in 10 or 20 years, the people that are spewing this stuff now, will look back and wonder what the hell they was thinking when they typed
what they are typing now.
That is the basis behind the midlife crises that every old fogy keeps talking about. The ones that can’t handle it unusually end up trying to deny
reality and end up doing something stupid and getting themselves killed, or almost killed. You got to let them do what they are going to do until they
finally burn themselves out and make that hard landing that everyone does sooner or later.
Young people in the cities are more likely to lean left than people out in the country. The people in the country are not sheltered by the structured
society of the city. They know more people of all ages. They can see the complete lifecycle of a family at a lot earlier age than the isolated family
in the city. Their interaction with even their own grandparents is relatively limited.
Most young people in the city only have their own family as reference. And fellow pupils of the same class grade in school. They don’t have a
tendency to interact much with fellow students that are several years older or younger. There is almost like a cast system in most schools. You
progress as you grow older. The younger are your subordinates. Not equals.
In the country, they tend to run together in groups based on geography, not age. The 90 year old grandpa takes his 15 year old grandson and his
grandson’s 8 year old friend from down the road out to go fishing, or hunting for squirrels. The young child gets access to information about the
lessons of life that will shape his view of the world to a world view better fitting a person many years his senor. The access to people that have
already went through life’s troubles help you prepare for such problems and get through them with less problems.
I am fully aware that the young wiper snappers on this board will all say that I am full of #@$.
Just wait a few years, and I know that when you look back on things, your view of the situation will be quite a bit different. The problem is, by
then, will it be too late?
Life is not fair. It never will be.
Do not dismiss the wisdom of your elders. They were not stupid. They went through the same social struggles you are going through. They also made the
wrong choices and suffered the consequences. They learned their lesson and fixed their mistakes. Don’t look back and say that they were just
heartless for what they finally done and ignore the lessons of the past. Don’t repeat their mistakes.
And if you think I have a cruel or insensitive view of the world…. Well, based on that old saying at the beginning of my post about the
liberal/conservative, heart/brain thing. I guess I have no heart. Because I was never a liberal.
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